Buttercup Cream Pasta

from the kitchen of Chef Paul Prudhomme

Makes 6 servings

¼ cup olive oil
1½ cups chopped onions
1 cup chopped green bell peppers
1 tablespoon minced garlic
12 ounces (1 package) New Zealand buttercup squash, cut into ½-inch dice
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons Chef Paul Prudhomme's Vegetable Magic®
1½ cups chicken stock
2½ cups heavy cream
14 ounces cooked pasta
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons finely chopped green onions
how to prepare

In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat for 1 minute. Add the onions and bell peppers and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions are a light brown color, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and squash. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes. Add the Vegetable Magic® and continue to stir until the seasoning darkens slightly, about 1 minute. Add the chicken stock, stir well and return to a boil. Continue to boil, stirring frequently, until the squash is fork tender, about 5 minutes. Add the heavy cream, then return to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the pasta and toss until the pasta is evenly coated and heated through, about 3 minutes. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and green onions. Serve immediately.

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